Incredible images from the Burnham plan online

05/11/2009

Check out slides from the original 1909 Plan of Chicago up at the Art Institute's Web site. Read More...

More Children's Museum legal action tomorrow

05/11/2009

Residents who live near northern Grant Park are saying the city failed to properly notify them about the museum's controversial move, according to Crain's. Read More...

ChiTownDailyNews take a look at Deverra Beverly...

05/11/2009

ChiTownDailyNews.org profiles Deverra Beverly, the longtime president of the Local Advisory Council at the ABLA Homes, a Near West Side public housing complex. Read More...

The rookies get their grade card from The Reader

05/06/2009

Chicago Reader's political reporters Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky take a critical look at the freshmen aldermen on city council, including Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd), Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) and Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd). Read More...

Going behind the scenes at S. Loop's 11 City Diner

04/21/2009

Chicago Journal police blotter reporter Michael Nagrant's is a food writer and editor in his other life. And his site - Hungry Magazine - has a great spread of photo slide shows from restaurants and diners around town, including the South Loop's 11 City Diner. Read More...

Wither independence on the city council?

04/21/2009

The Tribune has a story out today that reports the freshmen aldermanic class of 2007 - which includes local elected officials like 2nd Ward Ald. Robert Fioretti, 42nd Ward Ald. Brendan Reilly and 3rd Ward Ald. Pat Dowell - "find it easier to go along with the mayor, who controls what amenities go to which wards, unless they fear a community backlash on a particular issue." Read More...

Reflecting on Chicago's past, present corruption

04/20/2009

Former deputy sheriff and deputy treasurer Gary Goehl reflects on corruption in Chicago in the 1970s, when "the art of buying a political position was considered all in a day’s work." Read More...

A South Loop development update from SLN president

04/17/2009

Dennis McClendon, president of South Loop Neighbors, takes a look at neighborhood development news and trends in an article he wrote for the SLN newsletter and Web site. Read More...